USGA Women's Publinx- Two share medalist honors
12 Jul 2005
see also: U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, The Home Course


Kansas City, Mo. (July 12, 2005) -– A pair of teenagers, Angela Park of Torrance, Calif., and Mari Chun of Pearl City, Hawaii, registered 6-under-par totals of 136 to share medalist honors Tuesday after the second day of stroke play at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at Swope Memorial Golf Course.

Park, a 16-year-old Brazilian-born high schooler from Torrance, Calif., who speaks three languages, followed her first-day score of 66 with a 1-under 70, that included three birdies and two bogeys. Chun, 17, logged a 2-under-69 and just missed a 10-foot birdie putt on her 18th which would have given her the scoring medal outright. The 136 is the second-lowest medalist score in WAPL history, just one stroke off the mark of 135 set by Brittany Lang in 2004. Lang was co-runner-up at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur.

"That’s huge," said the soft-spoken Park, of medalist honors. "I do have a lot of confidence in my game now and I look forward to doing well in match play. I struggled with my drives. I missed six fairways but I got up and down when I needed to and I got birdies when I needed to."

Park, whose Korean parents met in Brazil where her mother runs an embroidery factory, was a semifinalist at the 2004 WAPL, losing to 2003 champion Michelle Wie, 2 and 1.

Chun, who will attend Stanford on a golf scholarship this fall, was a co-medalist at the 2004 Girls’ Junior. She has played in three USGA championships and been co-medalist twice.

"It feels great," Chun said of her medal-winning accomplishment. "It was a surprise because before I even played I was told (mistakenly) that Angela Park had shot 67. So, I thought she was 9-under. I said ‘OK, I’ll just do as best as I can.’ I thought I’d be third or fourth but I didn’t think I’d be co-medalist."

Marina Choi of Los Angeles, Calif., stood three strokes behind Park and Chun at 139 with Jackie Beers of Bonaire, Ga., and Eun Jung Lee of Korea, at 141.

Defending champion Ya-Ni Tseng shot another 76 for a 36-hole score of 152, which snuck her into the 64-player match play field as the cut, with no playoff needed, came at 11-over-par 153.

The best round of the day was a 3-under 68 from Amanda Mathis of Picayune, Miss. Just eight sub-par scores were returned on the second day compared to 10 on the first.

Six rounds of match play begin Wednesday and conclude with the 36-hole championship final on Saturday.

The Women’s Amateur Public Links Team Championship was won by the Conyers, Ga. team of Carmen Bandea of Duluth Ga., Beers and Kyu Ri Ban of Korea, with a 2-over-par total of 286. The two better scores of three were counted each day.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links is one of 10 national championships for amateurs conducted annually by the USGA. The Association also conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Senior Open.

Kansas City, Mo. – Results from Tuesday’s second round of stroke play at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links played at Swope Memorial Golf Course (6,047 yards, par 71):

Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., 66-70--136

Mari Chun, Pearl City, Hawaii, 67-69--136

Marina Choi, Los Angeles, Calif., 69-70--139

Eun Jung Lee, Korea, 71-70--141

Jackie Beers, Bonaire, Ga., 69-72--141

Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla., 67-75--142

Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md., 72-71--143

Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif., 71-72--143

Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va., 68-75--143

Sung Lee, Tacoma, Wash., 74-69--143

Tiffany Tavee, Gilbert, Ariz., 70-73--143

Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif., 72-72--144

Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif., 75-70--145

Carmen Bandea, Duluth, Ga., 73-72--145

Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif., 68-77--145

Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill., 72-73--145

Kailin Downs, Bend, Ore., 70-75--145

Amanda Mathis, Picayune, Miss., 78-68--146

Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark., 71-75--146

Courtney Mahon, Kansas City, Mo., 73-73--146

Jessica Soltes, Rancho Mirage, Calif., 69-77--146

Kristen Schelling, Mesa, Ariz., 73-73--146

Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill., 74-72--146

Shannon Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 73-73--146

Heather Rose, Chillicothe, Ohio, 73-74--147

Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei, 75-72--147

Mariko Shimozaki, Kihei, Hawaii, 71-76--147

Mary Jacobs, Godfrey, Ill., 75-72--147

Amy Schmucker, Cold Spring, Minn., 73-75--148

Annika Welander, Winnetka, Ill., 72-76--148

Christina Jones, Jensen Beach, Fla., 71-77--148

Elizabeth Dotson, White Bluff, Tenn., 74-74--148

Juli Wightman, Chicopee, Mass., 75-73--148

Kayla Mortellaro, Phoenix, Ariz., 75-73--148

Lacey Jones, Idabel, Okla., 72-76--148

Renee Skidmore, Everett, Wash., 73-75--148

Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz., 78-70--148

Ali Griffin, Edmond, Okla., 74-75--149

Annie Giangrosso, Overland Park, Kan., 73-76--149

Lauren Espinosa, Hickory Creek, Texas, 71-78--149

Megan Godfrey, Homewood, Ill., 73-76--149

RemiJin Camping, Hollywood, Fla., 77-72--149

Sommer Scholl, Riverside, Calif., 76-73--149

Stephanie Ruiz, Edmond, Okla., 72-77--149

Angela Oh, Maple Shade, N.J., 75-75--150

Ashley Tait, Littleton, Colo., 73-77--150

Erica Haney, Caldwell, Idaho, 72-78--150

Julia Huh, Pasadena, Md., 75-75--150

Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo., 72-78--150

Kyu Ri Ban, Korea, 75-75--150

Melanie Deleon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 74-76--150

Rachel Smith, Powell, Tenn., 73-77--150

Alexandra Phelps, Albuquerque, N.M., 76-75--151

Karen Quinn, Australia, 75-76--151

Rachel Meikle, Leo, Ind., 75-76--151

Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif., 73-78--151

Tiffany Prats, Williston, Fla., 72-79--151

Angela Won, Irvine, Calif., 74-78--152

Ashley Rollins, Austin, Texas, 73-79--152

Christi Athas, Eldora, Iowa, 77-75--152

Felicia Johnston, Tigard, Ore., 76-76--152

Patty Chawalitmetha, Bellflower, Calif., 74-78--152

Sarah Tiller, Nampa, Idaho, 78-74--152

Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei, 76-76--152

Ashley Childers, Menifee, Calif., 77-76--153

Jillian Stupiansky, Lakewood, Ohio, 77-76--153

Karla Kalian, Brush Prairie, Wash., 80-73--153

Laura Crawford, Lancaster, S.C., 73-80--153

Seiko Onoue, Long Beach, Calif., 77-76--153

Failed to Qualify

A. Wallace Hamerton, Bluffton, S.C., 75-79--154

Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo., 76-78--154

Camille Blackerby, Breckenridge, Texas, 77-77--154

Deb Arbogast, Auburn, Calif., 82-72--154

Jaclyn Burch, Satellite Beach, Fla., 78-76--154

Katie Fraley, Elizabethtown, Ky., 76-78--154

Leigh Klasse, St Anthony, Minn., 79-75--154

Tanis Hastmann, Canada, 73-81--154

Amanda Costner, Claremore, Okla., 76-79--155

Ana Brown, Apapka, Fla., 76-79--155

Carling Cho, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., 76-79--155

Emily Culbertson, Crestview Hills, Ky., 80-75--155

Kelly Nakashima, Wailuku, Hawaii, 80-75--155

Kristin Walla, Aspen, Colo., 76-79--155

Nikki Hadd, Crestview, Fla., 73-82--155

Shelley Anderson, Clarksville, Tenn., 76-79--155

Yu-Jin Bang, Orlando, Fla., 81-74--155

Elizabeth Schweihs, Frankfort, Ill., 76-80--156

Jennifer Hedberg, Twin Falls, Idaho, 78-78--156

Mayule Tomimbang, Orlando, Fla., 76-80--156

Megan McLeod, Fallbrook, Calif., 79-77--156

Min-Young Kim, Los Angeles, Calif., 75-81--156

Saana Rapakko, Portola Valley, Calif., 77-79--156

Andia Winslow, Seattle, Wash., 73-84--157

Cyd Okino, Honolulu, Hawaii, 75-82--157

Daria Cummings, Monroe, Conn., 73-84--157

Katie Kempter, Albuquerque, N.M., 77-80--157

Mary Mattson, Frederick, Md., 78-79--157

Susan Choi, Valley Stream, N.Y., 76-81--157

Taylor Barrett, York, S.C., 82-75--157

Lynn Anderson, Minneapolis, Minn., 76-82--158

Mayumi Motoyama, Littleton, Colo., 77-81--158

Stacy Wagner, Harmony, Pa., 79-79--158

Tina Miller, Miami, Fla., 77-81--158

Allison Stewart, Vermillion, S.D., 77-82--159

Anya Alvarez, Tulsa, Okla., 81-78--159

Emily Klein, Brecksville, Ohio, 77-82--159

Allison Travis, Eagle, Idaho, 80-80--160

Ashley Lambert, Sarasota, Fla., 77-83--160

Jackie Beste, Sauk Centre, Minn., 75-85--160

Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif., 79-81--160

Natalie Hocott, San Antonio, Texas, 78-82--160

Camille Williams, Ormond Beach, Fla., 81-80--161

Jaclyn Stelzer, Allen, Texas, 78-83--161

Jennifer Anders, Beaumont, Texas, 81-80--161

Jessica Hauser, Germanton, N.C., 81-80--161

Kelley Louth, Victoria, Texas, 81-80--161

Megan Dowdy, Leander, Texas, 84-77--161

Melanie Boyles, Tempe, Ariz., 80-81--161

Sydney Roughton, Davis, Calif., 83-78--161

Gianna Morelli, St Augustine, Fla., 82-80--162

Kylene Pulley, Kokomo, Ind., 81-81--162

Samantha Braschler, Red Wing, Minn., 78-84--162

Kelly Kronen, Danbury, Conn., 81-82--163

Kimberly Goedecke, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 78-85--163

Nicki Morse, Hartland, Wis., 84-79--163

Rita Gregory, Manhattan, Kan., 82-81--163

Sabrina Danielson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 79-84--163

Tiffany Hockensmith, Bloomington, Ind., 83-80--163

Tina Kocinski, Grafton, Wis., 82-81--163

Megan Padua, Lafayette, Calif., 77-87--164

Louisa Shu, West Bloomfield, Mich., 86-80--166

Alexandra Quagliata, Reston, Va., 83-85--168

Debbie Johnson, Stamford, Conn., 86-82--168

Jenna Walter, Kalamazoo, Mich., 89-79--168

Ashley Sholer, Canada, 85-84--169

Nicole Lloyd, Sioux Falls, S.D., 85-84--169

Amber Ward, Westminster, Colo., 82-88--170

Alexandra Casi, East Palestine, Ohio, 86-86--172

Karla Sauerwein, St. Louis, Mo., 87-85--172

Jandee Kim, Honolulu, Hawaii, 89-84--173

Judy Haughton, Pennsauken, N.J., 86-89--175

Lynn Decambra-McLeod, Barbados, 90-87--177

Mikala Henzlik, Rapid City, S.D., 88-90--178

Kelly Schaub, Denver, Colo., 76-DQ--DQ

Kansas City, Mo. – Groupings and starting times for Wednesday’s first round of match play at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links played at Swope Memorial Golf Course (6,047 yards, par 71):

8:30 am -- Mari Chun, Pearl City, Hawaii (136) vs. Patty Chawalitmetha, Bellflower, Calif. (152)

8:38 am -- Renee Skidmore, Everett, Wash. (148) vs. Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz. (148)

8:46 am -- Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif. (145) vs. Julia Huh, Pasadena, Md. (150)

8:54 am -- Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill. (145) vs. Rachel Smith, Powell, Tenn. (150)

9:02 am -- Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif. (143) vs. Rachel Meikle, Leo, Ind. (151)

9:10 am -- Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei (147) vs. Annie Giangrosso, Overland Park, Kan. (149)

9:18 am -- Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md. (143) vs. Alexandra Phelps, Albuquerque, N.M. (151)

9:26 am -- Shannon Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D. (146) vs. Megan Godfrey, Homewood, Ill. (149)

9:34 am -- Jackie Beers, Bonaire, Ga. (141) vs. Christi Athas, Eldora, Iowa (152)

9:42 am -- Kayla Mortellaro, Phoenix, Ariz. (148) vs. Elizabeth Dotson, White Bluff, Tenn. (148)

9:50 am -- Carmen Bandea, Duluth, Ga. (145) vs. Ashley Tait, Littleton, Colo. (150)

9:58 am -- Courtney Mahon, Kansas City, Mo. (146) vs. Erica Haney, Caldwell, Idaho (150)

10:06 am --Eun Jung Lee, Korea (141) vs. Ashley Rollins, Austin, Texas (152)

10:14 am -- Heather Rose, Chillicothe, Ohio (147) vs. Amy Schmucker, Cold Spring, Minn. (148)

10:22 am -- Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif. (144) vs. Karen Quinn, Australia (151)

10:30 am -- Amanda Mathis, Picayune, Miss. (146) vs. Ali Griffin, Edmond, Okla. (149)

10:38 am -- Angela Park, Torrance, Calif. (136) vs. Felicia Johnston, Tigard, Ore. (152)

10:46 am -- Juli Wightman, Chicopee, Mass. (148) vs. Lacey Jones, Idabel, Okla. (148)

10:54 am -- Kailin Downs, Bend, Ore. (145) vs. Melanie DeLeon, Santa Clarita, Calif. (150)

11:02 am -- Jessica Soltes, Rancho Mirage, Calif. (146) vs. Angela Oh, Maple Shade, N.J. (150)

11:10 am -- Sung Lee, Tacoma, Wash. (143) vs. Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei (152)

11:18 am -- Mariko Shimozaki, Kihei, Hawaii (147) vs. Sommer Scholl, Riverside, Calif. (149)

11:26 am -- Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va. (143) vs. Tiffany Prats, Williston, Fla. (151)

11:34 am -- Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark. (146) vs. Stephanie Ruiz, Edmond, Okla. (149)

11:42 am -- Marina Choi, Los Angeles, Calif. (139) vs. Sarah Tiller, Nampa, Idaho (152)

11:50 am -- Annika Welander, Winnetka, Ill. (148) vs. Christina Jones, Jensen Beach, Fla. (148)

11:58 am -- Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif. (145) vs. Kyu Ri Ban, Korea (150)

12:06 pm -- Kristen Schelling, Mesa, Ariz. (146) vs. Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo. (150)

12:14 pm -- Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla. (142) vs. Angela Won, Irvine, Calif. (152)

12:22 pm -- Mary Jacobs, Godfrey, Ill. (147) vs. RemiJin Camping, Hollywood, Fla. (149)

12:30 pm -- Tiffany Tavee, Gilbert, Ariz. (143) vs.Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. (151)

12:38 pm -- Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill. (146) vs. Lauren Espinosa, Hickory Creek, Texas (149) U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

PAR AND YARDAGE – Swope Memorial Golf Course will play at 6,047 yards and a par of 35-36—71.

HOLE BY HOLE – Holes 1-9 will play at 2,836 yards and par 35.

Holes 10-18 will play at 3,211 and par 36.


Teeing ground – Height of grass – ½ inch Fairways and approaches – Height of grass – 6/10 inch Putting green collars – Height of grass – one mower width at ½ inch Putting greens – Height of grass – 5/32 inch with a speed of 9.5-10 feet on USGA stimpmeter Intermediate rough – Height of grass – 1 ½ inches Primary rough – Height of grass – approximately 3 inches The course is hilly and fairways are tight and lined with trees. Some of the greens feature multiple tiers.

ARCHITECT – A.W. Tillinghast designed Swope Memorial Golf Course, which was opened in 1934. The course has been operated since 1934 by Kansas City (Mo.) Parks and Recreation and was closed in 1989 to be restored to the first Tillinghast design of 1934.

ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Public Links

The Women's Amateur Public Links is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA. It is designed for golfers who do not have playing privileges at private clubs.

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